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Watch: MacKinnon Speeds Past Vegas Defense for Electrifying Goal

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Colorado Avalanche, Vegas Golden Knights

I gotta give that goal by Nathan MacKinnon some singular press here.

MacKinnon’s turbo-fueled burst past some flat-footed Vegas Golden Knights skaters was the highlight-reel Avs goal of the night when there were several of them. The Avs played like a symphony orchestra in those first 40 minutes, outshooting Vegas 27-17 and even being the more physical team.

Ryan Graves, in fact, hit Vegas’ Mattias Janmark in the second period that sent Janmark to the dressing room, not to return.

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MacKinnon’s goal was his second of the night and gave the Avs a 6-1 lead. Here’s the goal:

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Joshua Canfield

That was a thing of beauty. While I know McDavid is considered the best player in the world, how MacKinnon performs in the playoffs should at least have him in the #2 spot.

I’ve watched him hone in his game the last few years and he really is special. This is a great group of guys and probably the most talented Avalanche club in 20 years, but if they win it all- it will be mainly MacKinnon who makes it happen.

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